World Press Photo Exhibition 2017

Exhibitions / Amsterdam
14 April 2017 - 09 July, 10am - 6pm

De Nieuwe Kerk, Dam
€: 10

The worldwide tour of the winning photographs at the 60th annual World Press Photo Contest will once again be starting in Amsterdam!

World Press Photo in Amsterdam

Every year, the famous World Press Photo exhibition makes it's first stop at De Nieuwe Kerk, a large Gothic church on Amsterdam’s Dam Square. For more than 12 weeks, you can see the awe-inspiring press photos by prize winners from all over the world.

The featured photographs (over 40) were selected from 80.408 photos taken by 5.034 photographers from 125 different countries.

Covered categories are General News, Daily Life, Spot News, Contemporary Issues, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Portraits and Sports.

World Press Photo of the Year

The 2016 award for World Press Photo of the Year goes to Burhan Ozbilici with his photograph An Assassination in Turkey. It shows Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, right after assassinating the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, at an art exhibition in Ankara.

You can view the entire list of winning entries here.


- World Press Photo of the Year
- © Burhan Ozbilici, The Associated Press
- Title: An Assassination in Turkey
- Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş shouts after shooting Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey.

- Contemporary Issues - First Prize, Singles
- © Jonathan Bachman, Thomson Reuters
- Title: Taking A Stand In Baton Rouge
- Lone activist Leshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police during a protest against police brutality.

- Contemporary Issues - First Prize, Stories
- © Amber Bracken, Buzzfeed News
- Jesse Jaso, 12, enters the Unity Teepee, at the Sacred Stone Camp. The teepee is signed by camp supporters from all over North America and around the world.

- Daily Life - First Prize, Stories
- © Tomas Munita, for The New York Times
- Title: Cuba On The Edge Of Change
- A weathered barber shop in Old Havana, Cuba.

All images courtesy of World Press Photo

World Press Photo Festival

From April 20 to 22, you will also be able to visit the World Press Photo Festival in the Compagnietheater.

The unique three-day event showcases the best visual journalism, presents the stories behind the stories, and lets you meet the leading editors and visual storytellers from all over the globe.

Leading visual storytellers

More than 25 leading visual storytellers will participate in the World Press Photo Festival, presenting their works through exhibitions, interviews and presentations.

Confirmed participants include:
Stanley Greene
Amak Mahmoodian
Stuart Franklin
Ruddy Roye
Frank Schallmaier

About World Press Photo

World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide.

They strive to generate wide public interest in the work of photographers and to promote the free exchange of information through the annual World Press Photo Competition, various exhibitions and other programmes and publications.

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